Report Highlights Mental Health Issues, Available Funds In Tennessee

A New Sycamore Institute Report Shows Mental Health Issues And Drug Overdoses Had Increased In Tennessee Before The Covid-19 Pandemic, And Those Issues Have Multiplied Over The Past 20 Months.

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Too Much Facebook Time Is Harmful To Your Child’s Health – Blackburn Op-Ed

Facebook Didn’t Create The Problem Of Teen Anxiety And Depression, But They Knowingly Exploited It For Profit. They Preyed On Our Children’s Deepest Insecurities And Threw Them Into An Algorithm Tailored To Make Them Feel Even Worse. Halting A Few Pilot Programs Or Advertisement Options Is Not Enough To Undo The Systemic Prioritization Of Profit Above All Else. Facebook Consciously Decided That Advertisements, New Platforms, And Growth Were Worth The Mental Anguish Of Millions Of Young People.

Facebook’s Time Of Reckoning Is Now. Parents And Teens Deserve Resolution Before This Spiral Becomes Irreversible.

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TN Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Receives $53M In New Federal Funding

The Tennessee Department Of Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) Is Receiving More Than $53 Million In Additional Funding From The Federal Government To Address Post-Covid Mental Health And Substance Use Needs.

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TN Pandemic Stress Support Line Adds Texting Capability

Tennessee’s Emotional Support Line For Pandemic Stress Is Adding A New Method For People To Reach Out For Help. The Free And Confidential Line Now Has The Capability To Offer Assistance Via Text Message.

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Governor Lee Reintroduces Mental Health Trust Fund Proposal

Governor Bill Lee Presented A Renewed $250 Million Proposal On Monday That Would Provide Mental Health Services For K-12 Students In Tennessee. This Push Comes As Concern Over Mental Health Has Increased Throughout The COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Tennessee is Removing Restrictions for Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities

On Wednesday, The State Of Tennessee Decided To Lift Restrictions On Visiting Long-Term Care Facilities, Such As Nursing Homes.

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Community Calls for Budget Changes to Prioritize Crisis Services

“When we worry about our health outcomes, when we are often physically estranged from others and when we are concerned about the future, mental health suffers.”

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Coronavirus Relief Funds May Lead To Increased Opioid Overdoses

Report shows that opioid overdoses spiked over 30% state-wide in the months of May and June 2020 following COVID-19 shutdowns, and the first coronavirus relief package.

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